Erin asked: What was your initial reaction when Joe decided to join the Army?
I believe my words where: "What? Seriously?"Joe was never really the "tough guy" type, which is probably one of many reasons I married him. =) I never saw this one coming. He'd lost his job in Feb. 2009 and went to a job fair later that month. When he picked me up from work that day (we only have 1 car), he'd told me that he met a recruiter for the Army and that he'd like to have the guy over so we could get some questions answered. Again, I think I said, "Really? Are you sure about this?" So, we had the SGT over after several days of talking and praying about it nonstop.
1. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher. I always wanted to be a teacher. I used to play school with my brother when we were little. =)
2. Which place in the world would you want to live most/least?
Most: Probably Hawaii or somewhere with a great beach. =) I'm getting my wish I guess.
Least: Alaska or anywhere cold.
3. If you woke up tomorrow entirely broke, how would you spend the next week.
I think I would start by selling things I didn't need or didn't have money to keep. I, like many other people, am kind of materialistic. I have way more stuff than I actually need. Since I don't have a job right now, I'd probably try to get one of those. I would work my butt off just to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. Which is exactly what I did when we were down to one income last year. It was tough, but God got us through it like He always does.
4. Describe your best friend in high school.
My bff in high school was the best. =) We were alike in many ways, but different too. She was a year behind me in school, but that didn't matter. Our brothers were bffs too, but they were 3 years younger. She was a ballerina, and I watched her in the Nutcracker every year until she graduated. She has an incredible sense of humor, and we spent most of our time together laughing. We were both in band and choir in high school. She was amazing in algebra, so she became
Jamie asked: Where in Hawaii will you be going?
We are headed to the island of Oahu! Joe will be stationed in one of the Army bases there. [I'm going to keep the actual location private...just to be on the safe side.] As of right now, his report date is April 15. Somehow, I think that's going to need to change...that's not very far away and he still doesn't have orders!
1. Where's your favorite place to go on vacation?
Sunset Beach, NC. Maybe because it's really the only place we've been. Maybe because his grandparents own a beach house there. Either way, it's the perfect way to spend vacation. Small island off the intracoastal waterways of NC....secluded, peaceful...yep!
2. What do you like to do for fun?
I dislike this question. Why? I'm a boring person. =) I love to read. Nicholas Sparks is my absolute favorite, followed by Karen Kingsbury. I also like to read historical fiction...and non fiction occasionally. I do have a history degree...the urge hits me every once in a while. =) I also like to watch movies with the hubby. Take walks on a sunny day, like today. I like to go shopping with the girls...get a pedicure... I'm really easy to entertain!
3. What's the thing your looking forward to most about PCS-ing? Least?
Um, being in Hawaii! Hello, sandy beaches, big blue ocean, warm weather and palm trees! My name is Sarah. I love you.
Leaving Jasper behind. =( Even if he is staying with two people I trust. I will miss my baby. He's my cuddle puppy, my entertainment, my boy. I know he'll be with me after a few months, but it still sucks.
4. How did you come up with the name Jasper for your dog?
This is funny, actually. =) Joe and I both read the Twilight books in 2008. All of them. Jasper was one of our favorite characters. We joked that if we got dogs, we would name them Jasper and Alice. Alice was another of our favorites. So, when we adopted a boy, it was clear to name him Jasper. Plus, the name totally fits him. =) Now, to adopt Alice! Which I'm secretly hoping to do while we're in Hawaii. Hehehe.
Hope you've enjoyed the Q&A sesh! Have a happy